Empties and Final Thoughts Q1 2015

Here are a few things I used up the first 3 months of year 2015. It’s pretty balanced this time round, with some skin, body and hair care, and some makeup. For makeup, there are a few I used up, and a few I had to throw out. As usual, quite a few things seen… Read more »


Sunday Stash Shopping #44: Sheer Slowburn and Cosmic

I didn’t think very hard how to come up with this look. I saw Cosmic and Sheer Slowburn still on my vanity table, and decided to use these 2 together. Since Sheer Slowburn is such a bright orange red, I decided to keep everything else at a minimal. Cosmic is a super shiny glittery eye… Read more »

Naked Skin Concealer

Review: Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. From the name, you’d expect this concealer to look naked on your face, feels like nothing and yet covers every imperfection. Urban Decay promises just that. A full coverage concealer that feels and looks like second skin. You can build up the coverage layer by layer and… Read more »



I wanted to try something different. Perhaps a look that makes me look like someone else. A look that makes me uncomfortable. So I decided to do this. Brows shaped using a dark grey pencil liner, a graphic eye done using liquid liner, and false lashes so thick they look like worms from afar. Nothing on… Read more »

Instain Fall Spring

Review: The Balm Instain Blushes

I forgot to write about these 2 blushes. I bought them when I was still a full time working mother. It means these 2 blushes have been with me for more than a year. And you know what? I haven’t used them much at all. I bought them at Sasa and I think they were… Read more »


Beauty Influencer’s Sunday Column Vol.4

    If you could be a brand ambassador for a makeup company, what brand would it be and why? RAE | Canada | the Notice: a beauty blog Marcelle! I’d want to pick a Canadian company that I already know and love, and there’s no one sweeter than the folks that work at Annabelle/Marcelle. It’s the only… Read more »

Urban Decay Cosmic

Review: Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipsticks and Moondust Eyeshadow

The only products I’ve tried from Urban Decay are their pencil liners (which I love), pencil shadows (which I hated) and the Naked palettes. I was totally in love with the first Naked palette … so much that I had to have the second one. When the third one came along though, I felt a… Read more »

Chanel L'Intemporel eye palette

Another Not A Review: L’Intemporel de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette

The very first time I saw the promotional stock photo, my heart skipped a beat, or two. Be still, my beating heart! It’s been a long time since any press release photos did that to me. L’Intemporel de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette however, is definitely something that tugs at your heart. Even when I’ve read mixed… Read more »

beauty scenario tag

The Beauty Scenario Tag

I was just thinking of what to write, and I was tagged by the beautiful Shari to answer these few questions! There are a few tricky questions which are impossible to answer, but I’ll try my best. Do check out Shari’s answers too.     You have to get rid of all of your foundations… Read more »


Sunday Stash Shopping #43: Smoke

I like the convenience of eye shadow sticks. Swipe, blend, go. There are 2 I really like, one from Bobbi Brown and another from Laura Mercier. Bobbi Brown’s stay longer on my lids, but the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks are creamier and easier to blend. I only have Amethyst and Khaki, and am looking at… Read more »

  • Lancome Golden Hat lippie

    Lancome’s Golden Hat Foundation: The Red Lippie

    I loved Titanic and ever since then, I’ve loved Kate Winslet. She represents a woman who embraces her figure and not succumb to the stick thin Hollywood bodies. Her and Alicia Silverstone. I remember there was even news of Kate telling off a magazine for photo-shopping her body for the magazine cover. Gotta love a… Read more »

  • Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

    Second Skin it is: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

    This is the first Chanel foundation I’ve tried. I was looking for something with sheerer coverage, lightweight and natural. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup, Instant Natural Radiance SPF 15 does all that. The shade I selected is Beige Ocre – Tendre (BO20) which is suitable for skin with yellow undertones. My skin also suffers from some… Read more »

  • Mineral Veil

    Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder: So light it’s barely there

    If you use any liquid or cream foundation, finishing it off with a light dusting of powder will help it stay longer. Usually, I like the powder to be light without adding anymore coverage for day time. So, I normally use translucent loose powder. For a more formal evening, I’d use powder foundation after the liquid for… Read more »

  • baby oil

    Are your foundation brushes clean? Really?

    I think it’s an understatement to say that makeup brushes are a breeding ground for germs. Using dirty brushes might also give you breakouts. I always make sure I deep cleanse all my brushes at least once a week (usually on weekends when I give makeup a break).

  • Dior Spring 2012

    Sneak Peek: Dior Spring Garden Party Collection 2012

    It’s really too early for Spring, but I have to post this so we can share the eye candy! Dior’s Spring Collection is named Garden Party and with the pictures below, you’ll soon see why. Beautifully decorated, intricately designed, this is by far my favourite collection.

  • SKII

    Does it work for you? SKII Facial Treatment Cleansing Gel

    I first heard about SKII from my mom about 10 years ago. It was the miracle water that, in my opinion, smells a little off. Last year, I decided to give the range a try, from cleansers to toner to its miracle water and serum. This brand got a lot of raves by my circle of… Read more »

  • Heart

    A break from the superficial: The beauty of life is Life itself

    I want to dedicate this post to all parents and children, which literally means every person in this world. We do not come to be in this world without our parents, whether we like it or not. I am a daughter, then a wife, a daughter in law, a mother and now an aunt. I… Read more »

  • Dior UV shield

    Protect your face with Diorsnow UV Shield

    I recently used up my Shiseido Multi Defense to the last drop and wanted to purchase another bottle. Then, because I was so touched by the customer service at Dior, I just had to get it from them. So here it is. Dior’s Diorsnow UV Shield, called White Reveal Moisturizing UV Protection, with SPF 50… Read more »

  • Clinique Take The Day Off Balm

    Take it Off with Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

    I’m sure you’ve all come across this: Always remove your makeup before bed. I am a firm believer and I NEVER ever miss this step. No matter how late or how tired I am, I always make sure I remove all traces of makeup, cleanse, tone and moisturise before I go to bed at night. I… Read more »